ALM Match Preview: Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar

The Newcastle Jets will look to register three points when they travel north to the Moreton Bay region in Queensland to take on Brisbane Roar at Kayo Stadium.

The Jets are coming off the back of a 1-1 draw against league leaders Melbourne City at AAMI Park last weekend.

The A-League season is starting to reach its climax with a number of teams vying for a finals spot.

The Jets find themselves on 26 points on the ladder and will be looking to get a win away from home to put the pressure on Perth Glory and Sydney FC who are currently above Newcastle on the ladder.

Brisbane Roar meanwhile, is currently on 23 points and sits at the bottom of the ladder.

The last time the two sides met was back in January earlier this season where the Jets recorded a resounding 4-0 win.

Team news:

Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Macklin FREKE, 2. Scott NEVILLE, 3. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 5. Thomas ALDRED, 7. Rahmat AKBARI, 10. Niklola MILEUSNIC, 11. Jez LOFTHOUSE, 12. Taras GOMULKA, 13. Henry HORE, 15. Noah SMITH,  16. Josh BRINDELL-SOUTH, 17. Carlo ARMIENTO, 19. Jack HINGERT, 21. Marcel CANADI, 22. Stefan SCEPOVIC, 23. Jordan HOLMES, 26. Jay O’SHEA, 27. Kai TREWIN, 28. Joe KNOWLES, 32. James NIKOLOVSKI, 35. Louis ZABALA 

Ins: 28. Joe KNOWLES (Returns from injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 14. Robbie KRUSE (Injured)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 2. Dane INGHAM, 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 4. Manabu SAITO 5. Matthew JURMAN (co-captain), 6. Brandon O’NEILL (co-captain), 7. Trent BUHAGIAR, 9. Beka MIKELTADZE, 10. Reno PISCOPO, 11. Jaushua SOTIRIO, 14. Mohamed AL-TAAY, 17. Kosta GROZOS, 18. Daniel STYNES, 19. Callum TIMMINS, 20. Michael WEIER (gk), 22. Philip CANCAR, 25. Carl JENKINSON (co-captain), 32. Angus THURGATE, 33. Mark NATTA. 39. Thomas AQUILINA

Ins: 11. Jaushua SOTIRIO

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 26. Archie GOODWIN, 30. Noah JAMES

Arthur Papas will be boosted by the return of Jaushua Sotirio to the Jets squad which will further add to the Jets attacking options for the match.

Playmaker Reno Piscopo was impressive in his return from injury against Melbourne City, constantly demanding the ball and looking to play forward. Piscopo started the match and played 65 minutes against the league leaders.

How to watch: Saturday’s match in Queensland kicks off at 5 pm. You can watch the match live with a subscription to Paramount+.